Kurt Vonnegut

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Sometimes Stable Diffusion surprises me with an image more insightful than I was imagining. This is one such portrait. Is Vonnegut laughing or crying? Is it what he saw at the Battle of The Bulge and as a P.O.W. in Dresden during World War 2, and later what he saw in Biafra? Did that do this to his eyes? All I added was the type in such a way that suggests a head wound. – Scooter Smith

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.”

“Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.” 

“Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you’ve got a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies-“God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” 

“If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music”

“Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.” 

“And so it goes…”